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Amph BBC to Adapt 'His Dark Materials'

Discussion in 'Community' started by Diggy, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    Personally I found this episode a bit patchier than the last two, but still enjoyed it. There were a surprising amount of inserted scenes that are not in the books (notably Mary and the children and... the other 'thing' *no spoilers*). ;)

    I had a particular problem with the two chase scenes, especially the one where the kids of Cittagazze chase Lyra and Will. That was a far tenser and more drawn out scene in the books, and they were in real dire straits.

    I know what's coming in the final episode... :(

    Ruth Wilson as ever remains a highlight; and yeah, definitely Ariyon Bakare. I legit laughed out loud at his speakers comment from the earlier episode!

    Intriguing scene in the Magisterium where the alethiometer readers discover that Lyra has another name. That's from the beginning of book 3. And yes, the show watchers will find out, because it's key to her role in this story.
     
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  2. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The HDM Facebook page posted this time-lapse video of the construction of the Cittagazze set. I genuinely thought they were filming in some Mediterranean village.
    https://fb.watch/2qgjKlYSfg/
     
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  3. timmoishere

    timmoishere Force Ghost star 6

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    I’m finally all caught up on the series. I’m highly impressed how closely this show has followed the books. Even the added scenes that aren’t from the books fit the story perfectly.

    Next episode, ho boy.
    Lee’s final stand was my watershed moment from book 2. I have no doubts they’ll pull it off beautifully. I’ll just have to brace myself when it comes.
     
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  4. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    I never thought the theme tune could sound good on a guitar, but this is a brilliant adaptation; and he manages to incorporate both the violin and cello parts more or less at the same time!

     
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  5. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    OK, I saw the season finale =D=:_|

    To other people who are watching: there's a (very brief) post-credits scene that you shouldn't miss.
     
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  6. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I wonder if the Asriel scene was filmed instead of the episode focusing on him or if it was meant to be a part of it.

    Lee and Hester's deaths were really well done. Definitely a lump in throat moment.

    I'm glad they changed John Parry from being killed by a vengeful witch to a Magisterium soldier. Never liked that in the books.
     
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  7. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    The Asriel scene was filmed during lockdown and kept hush hush so it came as a real surprise to everyone.

    Which suggests to me that they may not film the missing episode; which is a pity, but at least if season 3 is green-lit, then they will just roll on with book 3 content.
     
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  8. timmoishere

    timmoishere Force Ghost star 6

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    As I suspected, Lee’s death was a real tearjerker. Too they didn’t use my favorite line from that scene (“Shame to die with one bullet left, though.”)

    I liked that brief glimpse of Roger inside the world of the dead. That’s one segment I’m really looking forward to next season.
     
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  9. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't know what the future holds but writer Jack Thorne did indeed say that creating the Lord Asriel episode at this point "wouldn't be quite right," so unless someone is going to have a change of mind I don't think we're going to get that. Which is too bad, but blame COVID. At this point though I think it's fair to say that we're lucky if we're going to get season 3 at all, so I'll take what I can get.
     
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  10. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. ladygrey45

    ladygrey45 Jedi Master star 4

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    Now how are the mulfea going to look
     
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  12. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I’m pretty sure they’re going to try hard to keep that a secret for as long as possible :)
     
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  13. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    I began re-reading the Amber Spyglass a few weeks ago, to remind myself of how the story played out. I'd forgotten how Mary found the mulefa world for one thing. That's going to be a ton of CGI...
     
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  14. timmoishere

    timmoishere Force Ghost star 6

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    Wheeled. Elephants.
     
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